“No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.” – Unknown
Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy designed to help couples of all types recognise and resolve conflicts to improve the quality of their relationships. Each couple is unique and Karmen draws from various therapeutic modalities to tailor the therapeutic process to meet the needs of the couple she is working with.
Some of the most common issues experienced by couples for which they seek couples therapy includes:
- conflict resolution between partners
- family of origin challenges (challenges with the in-laws)
- conflicting parenting styles
- infidelity & trust issuess
- separation and divorce
- stepfamily/blended family integration
- grief and bereavement
- communication problems
Couples therapy is an effective method of changing individual views of the relationship, modifying dysfunctional behaviours, decreasing emotional avoidance, improving communication and promoting relationship strengths which, when approached correctly can result in healthy relationships between partners.